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Couplet (mine)

किताबों में पढ़ते थे हम एक हैं जहां ने सिखाया कि तन्हा हैं हम kitaabon mein padhtey they hum aik hain Jahaan ne sikhaya ki tanhaa hain hum Schoolbooks taught me, “we are one”. The world corrected, “you are alone”.

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Couplet (Shiv Kumar Batalvi)

लोकी कहण मैं सूरज बणिया, लोकी कहण मैं रौशन होया मैंनू केहीं ला गया अग्ग, वे तेरा बिरहड़ा। lokee kehn mein sooruj baneyaa, lokee kehn mein roshun hoyaa Mainu keheen laa gyaa ugg, vey teraa birahra I’m told I shine radiant, that I’m as bright as the sun What is this fire you set me … Continue reading

Couplet (mine)

फरेब-ओ-तंज़ मिला मुझको हाल ए दिल जो कहा गिला-ओ-रंज मिला जो मैं चुप सा बैठ रहा When I cried, they gave me derision and lies And now you complain when I stifle my sighs?

Couplet (mine)

जो अपनी आंख से अपने को देखा बस इक हैरान अजनबी पाया I look in the mirror and what do I see? A confused stranger stares back at me

Couplet (mine)

हर तरफ़ हैं गूंजती ख़ामोशियां मेरी क्योंकर कहो आती नहीं आहो-फ़ुगां मेरी – Me My silence echoes all around, How can you not e’en hear a sound?

A couplet I wrote, and a reason why Bing will never, ever outshine Google.

The actual translation, for those interested, would be – “I never did say what I knew you wouldn’t hear Oh, how you misinterpreted my silence, dear!”

Quote Challenge – day 2

Thanks to Kahchoon  for nominating me to take this challenge for the second time, this is a great opportunity for me to learn and share my lovely quotes about the beauty of life.  Golden rules of this challenge: Post three consecutive days. You can pick one or three quotes per day. Challenge three different bloggers per … Continue reading

Rule of three

Three dragon’s eggs, Three purple robes, Three headless crowns Three linens green Who dares her fate On silver globes And holds the stage Will own the scene.

Couplet (Ghalib)

नाकरदा गुनाहों की भी हसरत की मिले दाद या रब अगर इन करदा गुनाहों की सज़ा है If I’m to be punished for the sins I admit, Then count those too that I didn’t commit

Tiered Haiku

5-7-5 When shall it be so? I couldn’t say, once dear friend But soon I am sure 3-5-3 No tears please Don’t hide your relief Change the crease 1-3-1 Free Dead to be Me   Wanted to give it a shot, for a change.

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